FIX AUTO PERTH OWNERS ADD SECOND FIX AUTO BODYSHOP TO THE NETWORK WITH FIX AUTO FIFE
Fix Auto UK is pleased to announce another addition to its bodyshop network in Scotland, through the opening of Fix Auto Fife.
The development has been made after Michael and Paul Paton, owners of Fix Auto Perth, bought RB Bruce Coachworks earlier in the autumn. They have since turned the 8,000 sq ft bodyshop into their second Fix Auto repair centre.
The centre, which already holds vehicle manufacturer approvals for Vauxhall, Suzuki and Chevrolet, contains two spray booths - one suitable for LCVs - and has 11 technicians who currently repair up to 2,000 vehicles annually. Further investment plans are already underway to increase this.
The opening of Fix Auto Fife means that Fix Auto UK now has 10 bodyshops operating in Scotland, and with Fix Auto Carlisle providing support in the Scottish borders, Fix Auto is able to offer complete coverage to its insurer and fleet clients.
Paul said: “When we joined Fix Auto we stated that we had expansion plans, and here we are 12 months on having opened a new facility in Fife. The timing for the new site couldn’t have been better, either, with the recent opening of the new Queensferry Crossing bridge making journeys here a lot quicker and easier. These are really exciting times for us, and we are already planning further investments which could possibly lead to another location.”
Ian Pugh of Fix Auto UK said: “I congratulate Michael and Paul. We are always seeking ambitious and highly driven franchisees and they have been true to their word by identifying a vacant territory and opening a dedicated Fix Auto bodyshop there to further strengthen our proposition in Scotland.”
The development is the second time this year that a Scotland-based Fix Auto franchisee who joined the Fix Auto network in 2016 has invested significantly by opening an additional bodyshop. The O’Hare family, owners of Fix Auto Aberdeen and Elgin, invested more than £1 million to open Fix Auto Inverness in the summer.
Notes to Editors:
- Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 620 bodyshops.
- Fix Auto UK carries out more than 150,000 body repairs per year for leading motor insurance companies, fleets, and retail customers.
- Fix Auto UK, Lyndale House, Harcourt Way, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1WL. Tel: 0116 3265401.
- Fix Auto Fife, Leven Vale, Leven, Fife, KY8 4RB. Tel: 01333 425915.
For further information please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596.